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Death toll in latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy put at 49

Death toll in latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy put at 49 1

Sunday 16 August,2015 The number of migrants who died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat rescued on Saturday has risen to 49, the coast guard said on Sunday. The bodies of the victims, along with the 312 survivors plucked from the boat off the coast of Libya, were due to arrive at the Sicilian port of Catania on …

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Libya says to discuss EU plan on migrants, sovereignty a “red line”

Illegal migrants disembark as they arrive in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Thursday 25 June,2015 TRIPOLI – Libya’s internationally recognized government said on Thursday it will send a delegation to discuss with European Union authorities proposals for controlling migrant smuggling, saying its territorial sovereignty was a “red line” in any operation. With two rival governments and their armed factions battling for control, the North African state is in chaos and has no …

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Libya’s air force warns Europe over naval plan for migrants

Libya's air force warns Europe over naval plan for migrants 1

Tuesday 23 June,2015 The air force commander of Libya’s internationally recognised government has warned European countries that any vessels entering Libyan waters without permission would be targeted by air strikes. The warning came after European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to launch a naval operation to combat people-traffickers who have brought thousands of migrants on perilous journeys across the …

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EU LAUNCHES NAVY OPERATION AGAINST MIGRANT-TRAFFICKERS

EU LAUNCHES NAVY OPERATION AGAINST MIGRANT-TRAFFICKERS 1

Monday 22 June,2015 LUXEMBOURG — The European Union launched a naval operation Monday to try to stop human-traffickers from bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe in unseaworthy boats, a lucrative and at times deadly practice. More than 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, with some 2,000 dead or missing during the perilous quest to To read …

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EU TO LAUNCH OPERATION AGAINST LIBYA’S MIGRANT SMUGGLERS

EU TO LAUNCH OPERATION AGAINST LIBYA'S MIGRANT SMUGGLERS 1

Friday 19 June,2015 The European Union will move ahead beginning next week on a plan to disrupt the business model of human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea, diplomats said Friday. Around 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, with some 2,000 dead or missing during their perilous quest to reach the continent. Dozens of boats are To read …

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Thousands of migrants rescued by European ships: media

Thousands of migrants rescued by European ships: media 1

Sunday 07 June,2015 ROME — Nearly 2,000 African migrants have been rescued in Libyan waters by a major operation of European ships coordinated by the Italian coastal guard, local reports said late on Saturday. The migrants were trying to reach the Italian southern coast onboard 14 boats, according to Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman of the Refugee Agency of the United Nations …

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EU, Libya hold talks to fight people smugglers

EU, Libya hold talks to fight people smugglers 1

Thursday 04 June,2015 Brussels – The EU’s foreign policy chief held “constructive” talks on Wednesday with Libya’s foreign minister, focused on a European naval force that would fight people smuggling gangs organising Mediterranean migrant crossings. The idea has so far been opposed by Tripoli. Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that his government is refusing to give …

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LIBYA SENDS SPECIAL ENVOY TO TALK WITH EU ABOUT MIGRANT PLAN

LIBYA SENDS SPECIAL ENVOY TO TALK WITH EU ABOUT MIGRANT PLAN 1

Wednesday 20 May,2015 UNITED NATIONS — Libya said Tuesday it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU’s proposed military operation to destroy the boats of migrant smugglers who increasingly set off for Europe from the chaotic north African country. A statement shared by Libya’s mission to the United Nations says the To read …

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EU seeks naval mission in Mediterranean to go after smugglers

EU seeks naval mission in Mediterranean to go after smugglers 1

Monday 18 May,2015 BRUSSELS- The EU’s foreign policy chief pushed on Monday for a naval mission in the Mediterranean to target Libyans smuggling people to Europe, saying that an EU agreement would hasten the U.N. mandate that the plan needs to succeed. The European Union ultimately wants to capture smugglers and destroy their boats off the Libyan coast to help …

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Libya’s official government bans Bangladeshi workers from entry

Evacuees from Bangladesh wait to call their family from the Libyan Red Crescent camp in Benghazi in this 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Sunday 17 May,2015 BENGHAZI, Libya- Libya’s official government has banned Bangladeshi workers from entering the country because many were trying to travel on illegally by boat to Europe, a government spokesman said on Saturday. The North African country, gripped by violence and a breakdown of state authority four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, has turned into a major …

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